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Cheryl K. Chumley

Cheryl K. Chumley

Cheryl Chumley is online opinion editor for The Washington Times, the author of “The Devil in DC: Winning Back the Country From the Beast in Washington” and of "Police State USA: How Orwell’s Nightmare is Becoming Our Reality," and a 2008-2009 Robert Novak journalism fellow with The Fund for American Studies. Email her at [email protected]. 

Articles by Cheryl K. Chumley

In this Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, photo released by the Riverside County Sheriff's Department shows suspect David Allen Turpin. Authorities say an emaciated teenager led deputies to a California home where her 12 brothers and sisters were locked up in filthy conditions, with some of them malnourished and chained to beds. Riverside County sheriff's deputies arrested the parents David Allen Turpin and Louise Anna Turpin on Sunday. The parents could face charges including torture and child endangerment. (Riverside County Sheriff's Department via AP)

Evil, cloaked in Christianity

A Perris, California, couple who have been accused of shackling their 13 children to their beds and imprisoning them in filthy, dark, disgusting conditions were -- according to the grandmom -- good Christians who were simply living out their faith by having so many kids. Nope. God had nothing to do with this evil. In fact, this couple gives God a bad name. Published January 16, 2018

In this Jan. 10, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump listens during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Fearful Dems preemptively strike State of Union

Democrats must be shaking in their Birkenstocks. How else to explain their many, many and many more preemptive strikes at President Donald Trump's State of the Union speech -- a speech that doesn't even take place until Jan. 30? Published January 16, 2018

In this image made from video released by KRT on Jan. 1, 2018,  North Korean leader Kim Jong-un speaks in his annual address in undisclosed location, North Korea. (KRT via AP Video)  ** FILE **

Democratic dopiness: Lawmaker blames U.S. for North Korea nukes

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, a Hawaii Democrat, took to "This Week" on ABC to say that it's America's fault North Korea has nuclear designs. This is typical Democrat logic -- defending chaos and evil at all costs and pointing fingers at any source that detracts from leftist, progressive culpability. Published January 15, 2018

In this Nov. 25, 2014, file photo, protesters vandalize a police vehicle outside of Ferguson city hall in Ferguson, Mo. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

Blacks can be racist, too

Charles M. Blow, a black New York Times columnist, just wrote a piece for his newspaper that's bluntly titled, "Trump Is a Racist. Period." He arrives at that conclusion by simply saying it -- as if saying something conclusively makes it so. Published January 15, 2018

Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., who announced last year he would not run for re-election in 2018, takes questions from reporters at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Jeff Flake angling for White House run on anti-Trump wings

Jeff Flake, who's retiring from the Senate at the end of his term, is obviously positioning himself to be the Republican challenger to President Donald Trump in 2020. His platform? Like the Democrats, it's simply this: I detest Trump. Published January 15, 2018

This Nov. 11, 2017 photo shows the a view of the La Saline slaughterhouse in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The open-air market is a nightmarish panorama of animal blood, body parts and detritus. It's also an essential part of the economy of the Haitian capital, supplying meat to restaurants, street vendors and stores.(AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

Borders aren't racist, and some countries are sh--holes

Some countries truly are sh--holes -- and that's why the citizens who live there want to come to America so badly. But America's government has a responsibility to secure the future of its own citizens first -- and sorry, so sorry, anti-Trumpers of the world: That's. Not. Racism. Published January 13, 2018

President Donald Trump pauses during a prison reform roundtable in the Roosevelt Room of the Washington, Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Trump haters have their next distraction

Democrats this morning are on a mass tantrum, taking to the media to outdo themselves with the best shock and awe impression they can muster over President Donald Trump's "sh--hole" comment -- the same comment Trump now denies, via Twitter, saying. Thing is: Democrats really don't care what Trump said. They only care about how they can use what they said to attack him politically. Published January 12, 2018

Luis Gutierrez, go home

Rep. Luis Gutierrez took to national television to call out President Donald Trump as a neo-Nazi and KKK leader. Gutierrez should go home. And not to the cushy, cozy home of his fellow anti-American elites in Illinois, but rather to Puerto Rico, his home of descent, the home he oh-so-proudly hails from while making political points against conservatives -- the home he mentally channels while dinging the president as a racist and a bigot and an enemy of the poor. Published January 12, 2018

In this Jan. 9, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump listens during a meeting with lawmakers on immigration policy in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. Trump used profane language Thursday, Jan. 11, as he questioned why the U.S. should permit immigrants from certain countries, according to three people briefed on the conversation. The White House did not deny the comment. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Trump's 'sh--hole' remark reason he was elected

President Donald Trump reportedly suggested the United States shouldn't take in immigrants from Haiti or other "s---hole countries" because they do little to bolster an America First agenda -- and now the world is on fire, tittering about racism and vulgarities and the foul-mouthed impoliteness of this White House commander-in-chief. But really folks, this is why Trump was elected in the first place. Published January 12, 2018

In this March 22, 2017, file photo, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Seema Verma listens at right as President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. The Trump administration says it's offering a path for states that want to seek work requirements for Medicaid recipients, and that's a major policy shift toward low-income people.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Good news for Trump, as half see collusion going away

Roughly half of Americans think the Russia collusion charges tailing President Donald Trump will dry up and disappear before the end of the year, according to a new Politico/Morning Consult poll. Published January 11, 2018

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents serve an employment audit notice at a 7-Eleven convenience store Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, in Los Angeles. Agents said they targeted about 100 7-Eleven stores nationwide Wednesday to open employment audits and interview workers. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

7-Eleven siege, as ICE raids for illegals

There's this 7-Eleven in Northern Virginia where scores of illegals hang, waiting for day work that may or may not come -- staring at and intimidating women who cross the parking lot. But now, thanks to federal immigration officers and the get-tough-on-borders approach of President Donald Trump, there are 98 fewer 7-Elevens across the nation this morning that are facing this same issue. Published January 11, 2018

Copies of Michael Wolff's "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House" are on display as they go on sale at a bookshop, in London, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. A trade magazine is reporting that over 1 million orders for the book have been placed in the United States alone. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Even left-leaning PolitiFact finds 'Fire and Fury' lacking in substance, sourcing

PolitiFact, a web-based watchdog of sorts for political reporting -- and hardly an entity that can be called a cover for the conservative movement -- issued a scathing assessment of Michael Wolff's "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House" that no doubt will go far in solidifying the administration's line that the book is nothing but claptrap and lies, through and through. Published January 11, 2018

Actor Robert De Niro, right, address a high-level meeting on Hurricane Irma at the United Nations headquarters, Monday, Sept. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

Robert De Niro, mentally unstable, unleashes on 'jerk-off-in-chief' Trump

Robert De Niro, 74, slammed President Donald Trump in a recent interview as a "blatant racist," and "jerk-off-in-chief" and other things, yada, yada, yada -- proving, once again, why it's those on the left, not this commander-in-chief, who need psychiatric assistance. Published January 10, 2018

In this April 9, 2017, file photo, then-White House chief strategist Steve Bannon steps off Air Force One as he arrives at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. Breitbart News Network announced Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, that the former White House chief strategist is stepping down as chairman of the conservative news site. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Bannon, Breitbart part -- and hounds, vultures go in for kill

So Steve Bannon's out at Breitbart, the somewhat natural next chapter in the "Fire and Fury" saga that brought -- well, fire and fury from the White House for his book-noted criticisms against President Donald Trump and family. But do the vultures have to circle so quickly? Published January 10, 2018

In this file photo, demonstrators urging the Democratic Party to protect the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Act (DACA) rally outside the office of California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein in Los Angeles Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

DACA stays, as judge hands Obama feather for his cap

A federal judge in California ruled that President Donald Trump's move to end the Barack Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program was misguided and therefore must remain in place. And Obama, whose pet DACA program has been a thorn in the side of control border types for years, just won another feather for his cap. Published January 10, 2018

Pope Francis delivers his speech to diplomats accredited to the Holy See, during an audience for the traditional exchange of New Year greetings, in the Regia Hall at the Vatican, Monday, Jan. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, Pool)

Pope Francis admits: Not all migrants good, not all border limits bad

Pope Francis made a somewhat eyebrow-raising remark the other day -- eyebrow-raising because it's such a 180 from his normal progressive talk -- and it's one that went like this: Not all migrants are in the migrant move for the job opportunities. They're not all honorable in intent. Some, he said, may have less than praiseworthy intentions. Published January 9, 2018

Rancher Cliven Bundy, center, emerges Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, flanked by his wife, Carol Bundy, left, and attorney Bret Whipple, right, from the U.S. District Court building in Las Vegas. A judge in Las Vegas on Monday dismissed criminal charges against the Nevada rancher and his sons accused of leading an armed uprising against federal authorities in 2014. (AP Photo/Ken Ritter)

Cliven Bundy case highlights what Ronald Reagan warned

It was Ronald Reagan who famously warned of the dangers of government -- who said "the most terrifying words in the English language are, 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help.' " Now, more than three decades later, it's the Cliven Bundy family who underscores that sentiment. Published January 9, 2018

In this Nov. 25, 2014, file photo, people watch as stores burn in Ferguson, Mo. The one-year anniversary of the shooting of Michael Brown, which sparked months of nationwide protests and launched the "Black Lives Matter" movement, was on Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

Trump's insane? Democrats the party of lies, sex and rape

There's an old biblical principle that goes like this: Don't try and pull the speck from another's eye without first removing the log from your own. Democrats, on an all-courts-press to paint President Donald Trump as a mental nutcase, would do well to remember this adage. Published January 9, 2018

FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2016, file photo, students walk past a Jesuit statue in front of Freedom Hall, center, formerly named Mulledy Hall, on the Georgetown University campus, Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, in Washington. Freedom Hall was renamed Isaac Hawkins Hall on April 19, 2017, in honor of the first person listed in documents related to an 1838 sale of slaves in order to pay off the school's debts. The school and the group of Catholic priests that founded it apologized for the sale. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Shenanigans in sex at Georgetown U.

Georgetown University -- ranked by Forbes as 20th nationwide for private colleges, seventh for "Best U.S. Colleges for International Students," 14th in the Northeast, 21st as "America's Best Value Colleges" and eighth as "America's Best Midsize Employers" -- now has a new claim to fame: the place to be to explore sex and sexuality. Published January 8, 2018

This image released by NBC shows Oprah Winfrey accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018. (Paul Drinkwater/NBC via AP)

Oprah speech powerful, but not presidential

Oprah Winfrey gave a good speech at the Golden Globes -- a rousing, pertinent, timely and even touching speech. But that's not the same as saying it was presidential. And it's certainly not the same as accepting Winfrey herself would made a good presidential candidate. Published January 8, 2018